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Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Fishing For Road Series Victory

The Colorado Rockies start a six-game road trip on Friday night when they kick off a three-game stand with the Florida Marlins. After dropping their first series of the year, the Rockies will look to rebound in South Beach, a place they went 1-3 last season. However, the Rockies are 7-1 on the road so far this season. Can they keep this ahistorical trend

Each team will have their respective aces (so far this season) pitch on opposite ends of this series. The Rockies put Jhoulys Chacin on the mound Friday night. He threw a complete game shutout against the Cubs in his last start. The Marlins will throw Josh Johnson on Sunday. He just shut out the Pirates for seven innings on Tuesday and struck out nine batters.

Johnson's opposition will be Ubaldo Jimenez, who will make just his third start of the season. He was roughed up by the Giants in the first inning of Tuesday's game, but then he kept them off the board for the next four innings.

The Marlins (11-6) are just half a game behind the Atlanta Braves for the NL East lead after sweeping the Pirates in three games, while the Rockies lead the NL West by three games over the San Francisco Giants. The Braves visit San Francisco this weekend.

Expected Pitching Matchups

Friday, April 22, 5:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jhoulys Chacin 3-0 3 3 1 1 0 0 22.0 18 5 4 0 6 14 1.64 1.09


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Anibal Sanchez 0-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.1 26 10 10 2 7 17 5.51 2.02


Saturday, April 23, 5:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jason Hammel 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.0 19 11 9 3 5 10 4.76 1.41


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Javier Vazquez 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.1 19 14 11 2 11 6 7.42 2.25


Sunday, April 23, 11:10 a.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Ubaldo Jimenez 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 13 10 9 3 3 7 7.36 1.45


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Johnson 3-0 4 4 0 0 0 0 27.0 10 5 3 1 6 27 1.00 .59